June 2, 2009

Noteboard

As I said in my last post, I got a little crafty last week. When I say little, I do mean little. Like my 8 year old could do this, except for the fact that it involves an exacto knife.
I wanted a little bulletin/note board for my kitchen "desk", a.k.a. junk collector. I have a basket there for the paper mess but sometimes I forget about a certain coupon or something I want to save.
I found this nice big frame in a junk store for $5. Even though it was off-white with gold showing through, I knew it had great potential. Two coats of flat black spray paint and it was ready to go.


5 Simple Tools:
~foam board
~felt or batting
~exacto knife
~pretty fabric
~fabric/craft glue

5 Simple Steps:
1. Measure and cut foam board to fit frame, using exacto knife
2. Cut felt/batting to fit foam board
3. Glue felt to foam board
4. Stretch fabric around board, glue to back.
5. Attach fabric board to frame.
*I didn't have to tape it or nail it in... it just fit perfectly. The back is not pretty, but who's looking?

11 comments:

Carpoolqueen said...

You had me at "The back is not pretty, but who's looking?" Your popularity rating just soared.

(P.S. - It was pretty high to begin with.)

Tammy Cox said...

Please come and help me! I love your style!

Laura said...

What a great project . I love the pattern of the fabric.

I am now a follower-
Come see men,

Laura

whitespraypaint.blogspot.com

Bugs and Sunshine said...

very cute.

and your post about being critical of others was right on and very well written and said.

you have a gift for communicating truth. i think i stumbled upon your blog through nester awhile back and really enjoy it!

Ally0005 said...

Turned out very pretty!

Kristi said...

What a great idea! I may have to borrow this idea to make a memo board in my classroom. Blessings to you!

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Great job on your memo board! Pretty!

Stephanie said...

Love how it turned out! What a great idea!

Christina said...

Love your memo board. Love the fabric too!!

Uniquely Made said...

Ran across your blog and I must say, I am now a follower. Love your bulletin board. Great job. The fabric is the same as my kitchen curtain but just the opposite in color , where did you find it black with cream flowers?

Marie said...

Love your new bulletin board! It's fabulous. That fabric is so pretty. Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com